McAlister, Amanda

Hometown: Mountain Home, AR

Undergrad/Medical School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; UAMS

I chose UAMS Internal Medicine Residency: I went to med school at UAMS and really loved the internal medicine department and everyone in it. When it came to interview time, I went all over the country but never found anywhere I fit in as well.

Plans after residency: Still a little bit up in the air; either infectious disease fellowship or possibly general internal medicine. Waiting to see which appeals to me more.

Something you would never guess about me / fun fact about me: Either the fact that I’m a born Yankee (Minnesota) or I have a pet chinchilla (named Pogo).

My favorite part about living/looking forward to exploring in Little Rock: It’s close to my family in northern Arkansas, and I’m a little bit obsessed with the walking/biking/hiking trails. Plus, the River Market area is wonderful.

My favorite place to eat/looking forward to trying in Little Rock: I feel like I spent a full twenty minutes trying to decide and still couldn’t choose one. Either Wasabi or Bruno’s Little Italy.

In my free time, I like to: Read and play trivia (pretty much every Tuesday at Flying Saucer for the last few years), play nerdy board games, biking, hiking, watching a dangerous amount of the Food Network, bake excessively.